PulseFit saidIt's absolutely horrifying to think that this man could possibly be voted in.
The UK parliament are currently debating whether or not Trump should be banned from entering the UK. I doubt he will be banned but it is a good indicator of public opinion of him here. If he ever became President (shudder) it would damage the 'special relationship' massively I think.
Could it actually happen? The general public perception of him here is that he's a complete joke but then you guys did vote in George W Bush twice so anything could happen...
It could definitely happen. It's like a reality show competition. It's just a popularity contest. Oddly, the results seem to matter more to people in Mexico, the Mid east, UK, China, Russia, N. Korea, et al than they do to the average American who is eligible to vote for the next POTUS. The average American does not know all the players/policies. They know Trump and Clinton as celebrities. They see the election as almost inconsequential to their day to day lives.
There's a Stephen King book called Hearts in Atlantis, and it's about the Vietnam war, and all the hype around it. People remember that college students protested the war, but in the book the protesters were radicals, and most college students sat around playing cards (the game of hearts) while the country (Atlantis) sank. I think that's what it's like on the ground. Most Americans are playing fantasy football, etc. Only a minority are involved in the election.